House of Commons
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EARLY DAY MOTIONS
EDM #432
Tabled 07 July 2010
2010-12 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House regrets the continuing decline in importance of Early Day Motions which have become a campaign tool for external organisations; notes the role of public affairs professionals in drafting Early Day Motions and encouraging members of the organisations they represent to send pro forma emails and postcards to hon. Members; further notes the huge volume of correspondence that this generates and the consequent office and postage costs incurred; believes that the organisations involved derive little benefit from Early Day Motions, which very rarely have any influence on policy; further believes that public affairs professionals are aware of the ineffectiveness of Early Day Motions, but continue to use them to attempt to justify their services; questions the value for money to the taxpayer of Early Day Motions of whatever origin; and calls for the system of Early Day Motions to be reformed or abolished.

Signatures (46)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
14 July 2011
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
06 September 2010
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
06 July 2011
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
21 July 2010
Bingham, Andrew
Conservative
05 July 2011
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
19 July 2010
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
30 January 2012
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
19 July 2010
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
06 July 2011
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
05 July 2011
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Conservative
04 July 2011
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
11 July 2011
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
13 July 2010
Dinenage, Caroline
Conservative
15 July 2010
Doyle-Price, Jackie
Conservative
15 July 2010
Drax, Richard
Conservative
13 July 2011
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
04 July 2011
Freeman, George
Conservative
05 July 2011
Freer, Mike
Conservative
11 July 2011
Garnier, Mark
Conservative
06 September 2010
Hancock, Matthew
Conservative
07 July 2011
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
04 July 2011
Hollingbery, George
Conservative
27 July 2010
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
15 July 2010
Jones, Mr Marcus
Conservative
06 February 2012
Latham, Pauline
Conservative
11 July 2011
Leadsom, Andrea
Conservative
12 July 2010
Lewis, Brandon
Conservative
05 July 2011
Lord, Jonathan
Conservative
13 July 2010
McCartney, Jason
Conservative
04 July 2011
Nokes, Caroline
Conservative
04 July 2011
Ollerenshaw, Eric
Conservative
19 July 2010
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
19 July 2010
Poulter, Dr Daniel
Conservative
19 July 2010
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
13 July 2010
Smith, Henry
Conservative
19 July 2010
Smith, Nick
Labour
08 September 2010
Stevenson, John
Conservative
20 July 2010
Uppal, Paul
Conservative
19 July 2010
Williamson, Gavin
Conservative
12 July 2011
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion